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Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it.
– Edna St. Vincent Millay
Please live a healthy life - medicine is an imperfect science.
– Patch Adams
Please write again soon. Though my own life is filled with activity, letters encourage momentary escape into others lives and I come back to my own with greater contentment.
– Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
Pleasure and love are the pinions of great deeds.
– Charles Fox
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
– Aristotle
Pleasure is a by-product of doing something that is worth doing. Therefore, do not seek pleasure as such. Pleasure comes of seeking something else, and comes by the way.
– A. Lawrence Lowell
Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.
– John Selden
Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily.
– Epicurus
Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market or the precipice.
– Robinson Jeffers
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
– Samuel Johnson
Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.
– Bette Davis
Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.
– Anita Loos
Pleasure's a sin, and sometimes sin's a pleasure.
– George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron
Pleasure, most often delusive, may be born of delusion. Pleasure, herself a sorceress, may pitch her tents on enchanted ground. But happiness (or, to use a more accurate and comprehensive term, solid well-being) can be built on virtue alone, and must of necessity have truth for its foundation.
– Coleridge
Pleasures are all alike simply considered in themselves: he that hunts, or he that governs the commonwealth, they both please themselves alike, only we commend that, whereby we ourselves receive some benefit.
– John Selden
Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, Not because they never found it, But because they didn't stop to enjoy it.
– William Faulkner
Plodding wins the race.
– Aesop
Plunge boldly into the thick of life
– Johann von Goethe
Pluralitas non ponenda est sine necessitate
– Occam
Poesy is a beauteous damsel, chaste, honourable, discreet, witty, retired, and who keeps herself within the limits of propriety. She is a friend of solitude; fountains entertain her, meadows console her, woods free her from ennui, flowers delight her; in short, she gives pleasure and instruction to all with whom she communicates.
– Cervantes
Poetry absolves spirituality from the dividedness of religions and provides us with a sanctuary that excludes no one.
– Vanna Bonta
Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
– Charles Baudelaire
Poetry cannot be translated; and, therefore, it is the poets that preserve the languages; for we would not be at the trouble to learn a language if we could have all that is written in it just as well in a translation. But as the beauties of poetry cannot be preserved in any language except that in which it was originally written, we learn the language.
– Johnson
Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.
– Plato
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
– Kahlil Gibran

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